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Default Air Force Logo A chief's tale
Although a lot of my day is taken up with additional duties, not unlike many NCOs in the wing, there are days that I get to do something really interesting. Monday was one of those days when I had the opportunity to interview the wing's command chief. He seemed like a humble, but strong, chief, who gave credit where credit was due. My first
0 4/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo Myths and facts on sexual assaults
It's time to take a stand. Mountain Home Air Force Base joins installations around the world to raise awareness regarding the alarming trend of sexual assault across the United States. National Sexual Assault Awareness Month starts April 1, and this year's theme encourages people to "Stand up against sexual assault...make a difference." Air Force
0 4/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Military spouse; staying strong at home
Who would have thought that military deployments could provide some kind of benefit to military families? Though it does not feel like a benefit to the spouse experiencing their military member's deployment, one positive result is the spouse's new found strength. This month is Women's History Month, and while there are women in our nation making
0 3/29
2007
Default Air Force Logo Airmen have the right … just not in uniform
"That is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the United States Air Force or the Department of Defense." This is usually said in jest; however, in this day and age, it reflects the mantra Air Force members might want to say before they voice their opinion. According to Air Force Instruction 51- 902, Air Force members
0 3/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo Shaking hands
I think I blend into the local community fairly well. As far as I can see, the only thing that gives me away is the Department of Defense sticker on my windshield and my Michigan license plate. But on a recent trip to town, I realized there was something more significant and slightly less tangible that sets me and my fellow Airmen apart. As
0 3/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo Warriors kick start 2007
We are only seven weeks into 2007, yet the wing's already seen an unprecedented level of activity. We've hosted and participated in several massive events, welcomed back many Airmen from deployments and highlighted our efforts to numerous distinguished guests. The Warriors of the North have shown that Grand Forks AFB can handle every challenge,
0 2/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo He's coming home, what you need to know
I remember the first time I heard the word "deployment," my husband and I had only been married for seven months. At that time, I was attending a commander's call briefing for spouses in the squadron and my husband, thankfully, was not going anywhere, or so I thought. I kept telling people I did not know why I was there because he never deployed.
0 2/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo African Americans in the military
Black History Month is a time to reflect on the numerous accomplishments African Americans have made to our nation. African Americans have been integral to the success and continued prosperity of the United States and have made positive contributions to every aspect of American life. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, I'd like to focus on the
0 2/08
2007
Default Air Force Logo The beginning of Black History Month
Every year about this time I start hearing the question: why do we have Black History Month? Everyone may not realize the struggles our African American brothers and sisters have gone through. Others may ask the question out of hatred or jealousy. February is the month designated to learn about and celebrate black history. Americans have recognized
0 2/01
2007
Default Air Force Logo Welcome home, Warriors
Home. For those returning from a long deployment, coming home can have many meanings. It could mean returning to the loving arms of family and friends. It might mean getting life back to normal. And unfortunately, for some, coming home may mean entering into an environment of conflict and change. No matter the individual meanings, one thing is
0 2/01
2007
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